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Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Bronze
2 3/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. x 1 in. (6.03 cm x 5.4 cm x 2.54 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.141

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Multicolored enamels on a cast bronze or copper base.

Object Description
Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle in a roughly inverted heart shape. The bottle is decorated with still-life scenes on both sides, with books, vases, and branches with blossoms, against a turquoise ground. The scenes are within a larger dark green ground with circular cloisons. The bottle has a cobalt and turquoise lid with a knob.

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